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Fast 10: Ten Places to Try Around Rockway Beach in 2023
June 4, 2023, 4:33.26 pm ET


Photo: Margie's/Kyle Knodell

While enjoying a day at the ocean here are some places ranging from beach bites to a full meal.

Margie’s – Located inside the Rockaway Hotel, Margie’s is run by third generation Rockaway residents with a seafood-centric menu and beachfront décor. 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive, Queens, NY

Tacoway Beach - Fill up on fish tacos, guac and chips, and Mexican corn, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. 302 Beach 87 St, Rockaway, NY

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Rocco’s of Roc Beach – This spot is known for its coal-fired brick oven pizza along with Italian specialties like baked clams, fried calamari and shrimp parmigina. 115-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY

Rippers – This burger shack features grass-fed burgers, pasture raised hot dogs, vegan burgers and frosty smoothies. Need we say more? 8601 Shore Front Pkwy, Rockaway, NY

Whit’s End - While known for its pizzas, visitors will also find lots of seafood options like bluefin tuna & scallop tartar, and pan-seared swordfish. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY

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Bungalow Bar – Waterfront dining and drinking. Look for things like crab cakes, shrimp taco, tuna poke and jerk chicken empanadas. Larger plates bring grilled salmon, BBQ ribs and more. 377 Beach 92nd Street, Rockaway, NY

UMA’s – Borscht by the beach. This Central Asian spot also features “manti,” handmade dumpliings and grilled kebabs featuring marinated meats and seafood. 92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY

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Tap That – This self-pour beer garden features 10 taps, outdoor lounging along with inventive bar bites like buffalo tater tots, steakhouse burger and the P.B.L.T with thick cut pork belly. 111-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park, NY

La Cevicheria – Nothing says summer like ceviche. Several types are offered from the Classico made with the fresh fish of the day to “Mixto” with mixed seafood and a vegan variety. 97-01 Shore Front Pkwy, Queens

Sayra’s Wine Bar – A perfect spot for a glass of wine and small plates ranging from pulled pork sliders, kale Caesar and grilled cheese sandwiches. There’s also a lovely backyard. 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY